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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
Conwy, Wales

Laburnum Arch

A breathtaking flower tunnel bursting with beautiful golden blossoms.
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner."
Devizes, England

Devizes Market Cross

The plaques around this 19th-century structure recall some rather strange tales.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
East Molesey, England

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.
Chester, England

Chester Imp

A mysterious demonic figure peers down from its perch within the gorgeous Chester Cathedral.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Macclesfield, England

Orrery at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

One of the largest mechanical models of the solar system in the world.
Cheshire East, England

Giant Straw Sculptures of Snugburys Ice Cream Farm

Each year a new straw behemoth is born.
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926.
Manchester, England

A Monument to Vimto

A giant wooden soda bottle pays homage to a distinctly British drink on the very spot where it was invented.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Alnwick, England

Barter Books

This enormous secondhand bookstore inside a Victorian train station sparked the "Keep Calm and Carry On" craze.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
Alnwick, England

The Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens

This giant wooden treehouse within a sprawling garden has its own eatery.
Coleford, England

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

On this wooded path, a stained-glass window creates a spellbinding forest cathedral.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Research Institute and Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Knaresborough, England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
Alnwick, England

Alnwick Castle

This iconic 1,000-year-old medieval castle is a favorite of the film industry, most notably as the location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter.